Taco Bell's new restaurants: In with booze, out with drive-thrus

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:09PM
Taco Bell ditches drive-thru and adds alcohol

Your late night craving for a Taco Bell crunchwrap may soon be without the convenience of a drive-thru window.

But at least, there's a frozen sangria to make up for it.
Food & Wine reports the fast-food restaurant that urges you to "think outside the bun" and consider it for a "fourth meal" plans to open between 300 and 350 new locations without a drive-thru lane by 2022.

The move is reportedly part of Taco Bell's plan to make a larger presence in urban areas, like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. The website said big cities including New York are part of Taco Bell's plan.

While the loss of drive-thrus could be devastating to the perennial fast-food diner, Taco Bell promises to serve alcohol at these new locations. Beer, wine, sangria and "Twisted Freezes" are part of the plan.

Taco Bell has already fulfilled the vision of drive-thru-less, alcohol-served restaurants. The Taco Bell Cantina at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip not only serves boozy slushes but also offers wedding packages.
Other boozed-filled Taco Bell locations include those in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area.


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